2 Oranges, thinly sliced
1 Lemon, thinly sliced
1 Lime, thinly sliced (optional)
Fresh seasonal fruits, such as seedless grapes, apple slices, pear slices, strawberries
1 gallon Dry red or white wine
2 c Grand Marnier
1 1/2 c Brandy
2 bunches Long-stemmed lemon verbena (mint and lemon balm may be added)
1 package Frozen peaches OR 1 pk Frozen blueberries
Club soda or champagne
Place oranges, lemon, lime and other seasonal fruits in a large container. Add wine, orange liqueur, brandy and herbs. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight, or up to three days.
Fill a clear glass pitcher with sangria, adding more freshly sliced seasonal fruits, frozen peaches and/or blueberries and fresh long-stemmed herbs. (Soft fruits such as fresh strawberries or sliced kiwi also may be added before serving.)
Pour into wine glasses with a splash of club soda or champagne, a tiny cluster of grapes and a fresh herb sprig.
Makes about 40 4-oz servings.